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Ecolab Recognized for Climate Change Performance


ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab has been named to the 2013 CDP Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) and CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), two leading environmental indices announced with release of the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013. CDP is the only global environmental disclosure system, and the report tracks how the world’s largest public companies are responding to a changing climate.

IEHA, Best Western Partner on Hotel Housekeeper Certification


WESTERVILLE, OHIO—IEHA and Phoenix-based Best Western International (BWI) are partnering to produce the first Healthy Hotel Housekeeper (HHH) Certification, with the goal to make hotel environments cleaner and healthier by empowering housekeeping professionals with knowledge and training, supported by an ongoing certification program administered by IEHA.

Air Scrubber Plus Introduces ActivePure Technology


NEW YORK—Air Scrubber Plus introduces its new ActivePure technology with a simple installation process that can be incorporated into almost any indoor heating and cooling system. Air Scrubber Plus reduces contaminants in the air and on surfaces. The difference in air quality is noticeable; the air is fresher and the surfaces are cleaner, with an up to 99 percent reduction in contaminants on surfaces, like counters and toilet seats.

National Energy Technologies Opens Online Store


SOUTHAMPTON, PA.—National Energy Technologies LLC, a Philadelphia-based company, recently announced the debut of their online store. According to Scott Milne, president and CEO of National Energy Technologies, “Commercial and residential customers alike are seeking superior conservation solutions that perform more effectively than conventional ideas but prove hard to find and are often misunderstood.”

GLN Adds Kelley’s PTAC & HVAC Cleaning as Directory Partner


CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Kelley’s PTAC & HVAC Cleaning as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. Kelley’s PTAC & HVAC Cleaning has been providing HVAC cleaning service nationwide since 2004. The company’s professional truck mount systems produce quality results, whether it’s PTACs, VTACs, Fan Coil Units, Heat Pumps or other HVAC components.

New Literature Details Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner


WEST CHESTER, OHIO—Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser, specially formulated for the most challenging industrial applications, is detailed in a new four-page, full-color brochure. Available in spray bottles, gallons, 5-, 30- and 55-gallon containers, and new 275-gallon totes, Mean Green dissolves grease, grime and stains. It is ideal for removing stubborn floor stains on concrete.

The Missing Green Ingredient in Carpet Cleaning


When it comes to greening carpet cleaning, many hotel and hospitality facilities that have taken significant steps to implement green cleaning strategies tend to overlook a key environmental concern. What’s happening? Are they using environmentally preferable carpet care chemicals, spotters, and related products? In most cases, yes. Are they employing high-performance carpet extractors to more effectively remove moisture from carpets, helping to reduce drying times and prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and other contaminants? Again, in most cases, yes. To conserve water and use it more efficiently, are some properties using carpet extractors that recycle water and solution? Are they taking steps to ensure the wastewater generated as a result of cleaning carpets is properly disposed of?

Industrial Nanotech Offering Intelligent Shield by EnviroECOats


NAPLES, FLA.—Industrial Nanotech, Inc. introduces Intelligent Shield by EnviroECOats, an exterior coating scientifically designed to be highly reflective, self cleaning, mold resistant, and energy saving. The coating is water-based, environmentally friendly and low VOC (40 g/L), and offers several Cool Color choices for exterior painting projects.

Polaris Vending Unveils COILPOD Dust Containment Bag


CROTON, N.Y.—Polaris Vending, Inc. announces the launch of the patent-pending COILPOD dust containment bag which is an environmentally-friendly solution for the indoor cleaning of self-contained condenser coil units in refrigerated or freezer merchandiser display cases containing food or beverages.

EPA Expands List of Safer Chemical Ingredients


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added more than 130 chemicals to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List. For the first time, 119 chemicals that use fragrance for commercial and consumer cleaning products have been added to the list.

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